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U.S. DOT approves Contour flights for MOV airport


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va.  — Contour Airlines is expected to start service from the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport aboard 30-seat jets the first week in December.

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently notified local airport Manager Glen Kelly it had approved the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Authority’s recommendation that Tennessee-based Contour provide flights under federally subsidized Essential Air Service. Airport officials are optimistic that Contour’s impressive resume and roomier planes will turn around low enplanement numbers under current carrier Via Air.

“The completion rate that they’ve (Contour) demonstrated and continued to demonstrate in their markets is over 98 percent,” Kelly said.

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